Thursday, November 28, 2019

Golden Globe Musings: Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical


Golden Globe nominations for this year will be announced soon, so here’s a survey of the contenders and the most likely predictions at this time. Weigh in with your thoughts, and let me know if I’ve left off anyone important. A reminder that last year’s nominees mean zilch at the Globes and that the race is almost entirely unpredictable.

Last year’s nominees:
Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Debra Messing (Will and Grace)

New contenders:
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Kirsten Dunst (On Becoming a God in Central Florida)
Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
Hailee Steinfeld (Dickinson)

Potential first-time nominees:
Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Returning series:
Helen Hunt (Mad About You)

Past nominees:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Unlike most of the other races, this category could remain mostly intact, with only Bergen out of the running for sure. I wouldn’t bet on Messing returning, and Brie and Bell are also unlikely. Two-time defending champion Brosnahan should be back, and she might face Louis-Dreyfus, whose prominence at the Emmys far outweighs her mentions here. Count on Waller-Bridge to show up and likely win, and Lyonne and Dunst are good bets too. I’m not sure about Applegate, and I have a feeling that Hunt could end up here instead. This is a competitive category, and I’m not sure what to expect.

Current predictions:
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Kirsten Dunst (On Becoming a God in Central Florida)
Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

1 comment:

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